Highway 41 Earthcam

 

Click this link to open the EarthCam in a new window for a full screen view of the construction camera.

The Highway 41 Expansion Project in the Jonathan area will ease traffic congestion and address growing safety concerns on approximately 1-mile of Highway 41 in Chaska.

Highway 41 is a main arterial road for the local community and a regional connector, linking downtown Chaska and Highway 169 to Highway 5. This project continues the 4-lane expansion north of the Highway 212 interchange and provides more comfortable and convenient options for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Upcoming Traffic Impacts

10 p.m. July 22 through 5 a.m. July 23, weather and schedule permitting.

  • Overnight traffic switch to set up the project area for the next construction stage.

Current Traffic Impacts

Through early Sept.

  • Highway 41 between Hundertmark Rd. and Pioneer Trail is closed to traffic.
    • Detour route: Highway 212, Powers Blvd. and Lyman Blvd.
  • Narrowed and restricted lanes at the Highway 41/Hundertmark Rd. intersection. See map.
    • Drivers cannot go north on Highway 41 at Hundertmark Rd.
    • State Patrol is on site to monitor and assist with traffic control, as needed, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Fri
    • Businesses are accessible at all times. Follow the local access signs.
  • Narrowed and restricted lanes at the Highway 41/Pioneer Trail intersection. See map.
    • Drivers cannot go south on Highway 41 at Pioneer Trail.
    • The intersection is a three-way stop condition.
    • Businesses are accessible at all times. Follow the local access signs.
  • The shared-use trail from Hundertmark Rd. to Pioneer Trail (east side of Highway 41) is closed. See alternate route. 

Through mid-July

  • The sidewalk on the east side of Highway 41 between Hundertmark Rd. and Highway 212 is closed. See alternate route.
  • The contractor is hauling materials to/from the project area during work hours (see What to Expect). Our haul route uses Highway 41, Hundertmark Rd. and Pioneer Trail. 

Plan ahead and expect delays, especially during peak travel times. 

What to Expect

  • Highway 41 from Highway 212 to just north of Pioneer Trail will be expanded from a 2-lane to a 4-lane highway.
  • The intersections at Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail will have signal and accessibility upgrades, and be able to handle added lane capacity.
  • A pedestrian tunnel will be built under Highway 41 near Lake Grace that connects the trail on the west side of Highway 41 to the existing trail on the east side of the highway.
  • A noise wall will be built along the west side of Highway 41 north of Hundertmark Road to Lake Grace.
  • New core work hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Fri; 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Preparatory and cleanup work may occur outside these hours, after sunrise and before sunset.

Community Impacts

  • Full closure of Highway 41 from Hundertmark Road to Pioneer Trail from June to September 2018.
  • Law enforcement partners will help keep traffic moving during construction. Watch for traffic controllers in the area Mon-Fri during peak travel times when Highway 41 is closed.
  • Full trail closure from Hundertmark Road to Pioneer Trail (east side of Highway 41) from June to September 2018.
  • Intersection reconstruction at Highway 41/Hundertmark Road and Highway 41/Pioneer Trail. This work will be completed in phases so these intersections can remain open to traffic throughout construction. Drivers should expect delays, especially during peak hours.
    • Highway 41/Hundertmark Road will have a temporary signal.
    • Highway 41/Pioneer Trail will be a three-way stop.

Maps & Detour Routes

Highway 41 Detour Route

For an accessible version of the Highway 41 Detour Route click here. 

Highway 41 between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail will be closed from June to September 2018 for construction. The detour is Highway 212 to Powers Boulevard to Lyman Boulevard to Highway 41.

Trail Detour Route 

The shared-use trail on the east side of Highway 41 between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail will be closed from June to September 2018 for construction.

Anticipated Project Schedule

Early May 2018: Construction begins

June 2018:

  • Highway 41 closes to traffic between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail.
  • Shared-use trail closes on the east side of Highway 41 between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail

September 2018:

  • Highway 41 reopens to traffic
  • Trail and pedestrian tunnel open to pedestrians/bicyclists

Spring 2019: Landscaping work along the trail between Hundertmark Road and Pioneer Trail